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Gene Wilder, actor, dies at 83

Discussion in 'Non-Animated Movies And TV' started by mreiof, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. mreiof

    mreiof Moderator Staff Member I SUPPORT BCDB! Forum Member

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    Gene Wilder, who during his career as a comic actor displayed a very wide range, died at his Connecticut home at the age of 83. He was a go-to resource for Mel Brooks during his string of hits including "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," and had a string of pairings with Richard Pryor in which he played a sweet-natured regular guy caught up in a world gone awry. His iconic role as Willy Wonka stands in a class of its own—it's hard to imagine anyone else balancing sweetness and tartness any better (much like a Wonka bar itself). Here is a link (BBC news) Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83 - BBC News
    RIP, Mr. Wilder.
  2. Bobby Bickert

    Bobby Bickert Inbetweener Forum Member New Member

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    He also was the voice of "Letterman" in the original The Electric Company. (With his The Producers co-star Zero Mostel voicing the villain, and Joan Rivers as the narrator.)

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    Shame that he died the way he did...I'm sooooo tempted to either watch Willy Wonka or Blazing Saddles real soon.
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    Wilder's first film appearance was in "Bonnie and Clyde" as a bank employee held hostage by the gang.

    One of Wilder's best film roles was in the 1970 "Quackser Fortune Has A Sister in the Bronx" as a simple Irish man who collects horse manure to sell to farmers and who falls in love with a visiting American woman (Margot Kidder)...quiet, light-hearted, and heart breaking.

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